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I Suffer From Clinical Depression

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    I Am Diagnosed With Depression Forgotton Childhood Left To Be Abused By Both My Parents............

    When I was a child and that is a long time ago now, I never had affection. I grew up with a mother who was mentally unstable and wasn't able to give me what I needed I lacked stability Love and care. often she would abuse me physically and I cut myself off from reality. and day...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Not Sure How Much Longer I Can Live Like This

    I have been depressed since I was a child. There have been moments when I have felt ok but for the most part I am beyond unhappy. I am a wife and mother to two girls both almost adults now and if it werent for the girls I believe I would have checked out long ago. My husband...
    jemslost jemslost 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    Since Before I Could Admit It

    i have suffered with this nasty disease since long before i would ever admit it.i guess since Viet Nam.....They call it PTSD now adays.....back then we just didn't talk about it..but going through life with no outside help...no meds...no intricate knowledge of what was really...
    russb811 russb811 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    New Research Regarding Depression

    Hello all, I am a fellow depressive. I am a pretty motivated person, so I did a lot of research on my own because the doctors didn't really help me all that much. 8 years later, I got it figured out. Now, I just wanna make sure that everyone else knows what I know, so they can...
    UV4D UV4D 26-30 Apr 28, 2008

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    I Was Miserable and Still Am...

    I'm 24 years old and I had my son at a young age.. at 16. I alwaIys felt alone and empty, always wanted to run away from home even at the age of 10. Abusive father made it worst with his drinking. I hated walking to school alone or when I came from school I had to walk...
    s0empty s0empty 22-25 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    All My Life

    i have suffered from depression all of my life, or at least as long as i can remember. always sad, never able to fit in, held myself back as not to stand out, hated being singled out, on and on i could go. but until i hit bottom did i admit i needed help. it did help/hurt? that...
    icanthide icanthide 31-35, M 1 Response May 2, 2012

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    Ok Ok I Admit It.

    Confession time. I suffer from depression. I should be on meds but i refuse to take em because I don't believe in it. And I won't take em. Ever.
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    My Battle With Clinical Depression

    By way of introduction, my name is Dave Kanofsky and I had suffered from the adult symptoms of clinical depression for thirty-five years. In 2007, thanks to a combination of the right medication and years of talk therapy, my symptoms were under complete control but my financial...
    daveyboy54 daveyboy54 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2011

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    Most of My Life

     i really didn`t know what was matter with me.i just stayed sad.then when i was in my 20`s i decided to try getting help.but,all they know is pills.i tried taking them.i started gaining weight fast,really fast.i gained 12 lbs in one month.and it just kept piling on.within...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    Downward Spiral

    I am 57 years of age, and have been dealing with major depressive episodes for decades.  I have moved umpteen times, worked at countless jobs, and failed miserably at maintaining long-term relationships.  Medications have helped to relieve the worst symptoms, tho they cannot...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella 56-60 5 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Clinical Depression

    Clinical depression,Not good,Suffer from time to time,Wish I didn’t,Life would be easier, But somehow,Don’t know how,I get by.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    What Your Psych Doesn't Want You To Know

    Google "tms", it's a treatment that actually will make the psychs as obsolute as blood letting. Face it, any other kind of doctor that "treats" a patient for 5 or 10 years with no effect is a quack.
    mrmoose1947 mrmoose1947 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    I Suffer From Depression and I Take Meds...

    Too often other ppl judge ppl who take meds for depression... It is an illness like any other... Meds are not happy pills they do not change ur personality... Instead they make u stable enough or healthy enough in that they allow the nervous system and the chemicals in ur body to...
    harps21 harps21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Hi, I'm a 36 year old male, living in Toronto, Canada. I've been suffering from depression/anxiety for 6 years. I have a good job, a good family, and friends. However, none of...
    depressed34 depressed34 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Depression sucks! I am bipolar, so I have the HIGH manics, and the CRASHING DOWN LOWS, and they BOTH suck, severally! I hate them, i hate it so much. I can usually deal with it...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F Oct 12

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    So not even an hour ago I was diagnosed with Anxiety! My doctor said it wasnt bad enough for a prescription just yet so he gave me somethings to do if i start to hyperventilate...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F Oct 5

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    You don't even remember what you said to me that night. Or how it ****** me up. The words that made me cry for days. And just want to give up. I told you I was fine. I told you I...
    BrookeCayla BrookeCayla 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    When people say they're recovering, it isn't an invitation to their hearts. It dosent always mean the little brunette with scars on her wrist will never cut herself again. All...
    BrookeCayla BrookeCayla 16-17, F Oct 6

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    I relapsed on friday and ive been crying almost non-stop. I feel like a worthless piece of ****, everyones gone, no one gives a **** about me, the chances of me finding someone...
    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I've been looking for a job for 17 months and am even getting interviews. Sometimes even a second interview. Then it stops - every time. People keep telling you not to take it...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Oct 2

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    I suffer from PMDD and when it comes to the run up for time of the month my personality changes. Sometimes I feel like I have 2 personalities - happy me and then the week before my...
    parrotpolly parrotpolly 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I suffer from epistolophobia which is a fear of correspondence or opening letters, emails and sometimes texts. The degree to which I'm affected varies greatly but it has caused me...
    RealJax0009 RealJax0009 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I secretly suffer from EDNOS.. I mostly suffer from symptoms of Anorexia but if I feel like I've eaten to much or I feel sick, I then feel the need to make myself vomit, which...
    catho catho 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm 25 and suffer from fibromyalgia, I have had this illness since I was 17 along with arthritis and struggle with the pain everyday... not a day goes by when I'm not in pain.. as...
    cbear89 cbear89 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I used to suffer from it badly when I took a lot of drugs a couple of years ago. I only get it very occasionally now as I no longer use, but it's starting to increase again. I've...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I secretly suffer from bulimia, i am not skinny or average weight I am over weight and I'm not stupid, I know that having an eating disorder is horrible. I know that I should...
    falloutsarah falloutsarah 13-15, F Sep 28

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    Within the past four years, I have injured my lower back three times. Despite suffering from excruciating pain most of the time, numerous tests have revealed nothing unusual. The...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 8

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    My aversion to chewing sounds was evident by the age of 5. I have learned to disguise my condition and few people outside my immediate family know about it. But it is truly...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    My friend recently passed his driving test and decided to take me and 2 others on a mini road trip driving through country winding roads. I suffer from panic attacks and he was...
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    So bad sometimes I can't remember what I did hours or minutes before. I don't know what's wrong with me. I think having little intelligence and suffering from mental illnesses...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I live in the past and it's really getting in the way of everything. I suffer from PTSD and the people around me don't understand my sensitivity to certain subjects. I have no one...
    Jakeyfendey Jakeyfendey 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    My depression started back in high school around fifteen years old. By fourteen I finally knew what being gay was cause I had no idea despite having secret same sex attractions for...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M Oct 11

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    Okay here goes. Recently I have been battling with social services and the police with an on going investigation. This is due to my dad. I don't know what person thinks it right...
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 16

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    My body becomes an island floating in the souls great ocean...ghost ships collide and stars fall from their orbit to vanish in the cold abyss of silent space...I speak in...
    Bluematador Bluematador 46-50, F Sep 27

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    I am 36. I have had insomnia most of my life. I have been bullied, beaten, molested , abused and depressed. I have beaten my depression but not my insomnia. I read that insomnia...
    jamieontherun jamieontherun 36-40, F Oct 15

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    And may contemplate leaving this world.... You feel freer as the weight of earthly life and troubles slowly melt away. Floating...your spirit is joyous at what it can do, no...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    I've had back surgery twice, the second time I had an artificial disc implant. Chronic daily pain. Take opioids but it helps only much. Anyone else out there like me? I battle...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M Sep 29

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    Lately, I've refused to take my medication at the onset of a migraine. They've come in waves near daily ranging from mild to severe. Anyway, the meds have they're own repercussions...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Oct 1

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    I want the world to know!!! I recently found an All Natural , FDA listed , Class1 Medical Device for pain and nutrition. It goes on like a bandaid and is about the size of...
    laymanfgxpress laymanfgxpress 36-40, M Oct 12

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    I'm scared, terrified, traumatized, and sick. I wish I had more words to add how completely humiliated and terrified I am right now. Why? WHY?! I thought I was happy now, I thought...
    GirlWithThePWSBM GirlWithThePWSBM 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Pain has been ruling my life for about the past 4 years and progressively getting worse. I broke my neck 6 years ago and have been paralyzed from about the chest down since. I had...
    cpettit757 cpettit757 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Maybe I'm crazy, maybe I'm young and stupid. So I'm not going to call what we had more than dating. But I've never had such strong feelings for someone... It wasn't to long ago...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F Sep 25

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    I'm in so much damn pain today from me PsA. and I have to go to school now :(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Hey.. I'm turning 14 in February of 2015.. And I get that im so young.. And that its 'impossible' to even know what love is (says my mother) but I honestly do. In 2012 I fell in...
    lexi5789 lexi5789 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I guess it started when I was 4/5 years old, my parents bought me a trampoline and I just made up a character in my head a that point she was the lilac power ranger (i was obsessed...
    Theinfernalphoenix2 Theinfernalphoenix2 16-17, F Oct 5

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    Hello, my name is Alex, and i want to share my experiences when i was in middle school of my fully conscious night terrors, or what i like to call night terror psychosis. The...
    timone1002 timone1002 18-21 1 Response Oct 6

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    So many years have past since Mum died I hated knowing the cancer was not curable & just waiting for her to die, some times I just wished it would be over with I struggled to...
    Daveschoice Daveschoice 46-50, M Oct 6

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    In the past few months, my hair pulling evolved into an almost constant activity. I have extremely thick hair, so thick that even though I began pulling out my hair as a young...
    mysticfyr mysticfyr 18-21, F Oct 6